Donald Trump's Lawyer Just Tweeted The Ultimate 'I Can't Be Racist Because I Have Black Friends' Collage

Attorney Michael Cohen arrives at Trump Tower for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump on December 16, 2016 in New York.  / AFP / Bryan R. Smith        (Photo: Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Trump's Lawyer Just Tweeted The Ultimate 'I Can't Be Racist Because I Have Black Friends' Collage

And danced around the topic when he got called out for it.

Published August 16, 2017

After President Trump's egregious remarks blaming "both sides" for the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, one of his lawyers did the most racist thing a person can do when trying to prove they aren't a racist. He put all of his Black friends on display.

In a tweet, Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, shared a collage of pictures with Omarosa Manigault-Newman, online comedians and Trump supporters Diamond and Silk and other Black people.

He then attached a caption meant to elicit sympathy and convince others that he is no racist.  

  1. For some reason, this was the best way Cohen could think of to prove he isn't a racist
  2. Which received a mixture of comments slamming him for the 'I have a black friend' card and remaining complicit in Trump's racism
  3. Then New York Magazine writer Olivia Nuzzi posted a string of text messages where she questioned Cohen about the tweet
  4. When asked how pictures of Black people prove he isn't racist, Cohen tried to talk about how unfair it is that people were upset about the president defending white supremacists
  5. Things got worse when Nuzzi brought up David Duke
  6. And then Cohen did what Trump and his supporters do best

    Question: If you debate a Trump supporter and the term fake news doesn't get hurled, did the conversation really happen?

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images)

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